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Words and music: Johnny Cash (1973)
From: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk
Over the Next Hill We’ll be Home

       C 
By the way the land is layin’ 
        F
I think I’d be safe in sayin’
     C                           G7   D7 G7
That over the next hill we’ll be home
       C
It’s a straight and narrow 
    F
No detour and no byways
    C    F        C    G7       C
And over the next hill we’ll be home


C        F
From the prophets I’ve been hearin’
        C 
I would say the end is nearin’
                                  G7  D7 G7
For I see familiar landmarks all along
       C       
By the dreams that I’ve been dreamin’
           F
There will come a great redeemin’
    C    F        C    G7       C    F
And over the next hill we’ll be home


       C
By the turn the tide is takin’, 
        F      
I would say there’s no mistakin’
     C                           G7  D7 G7
That over the next hill we’ll be home
          C 
There’s a place that we are nearin’
     F
That many have been fearin’
    C    F        C    G7       C
And over the next hill we’ll be home


C        F
When we get there we’re all hopin’
           C
That we’ll find the gate is open
                                         G7   D7 G7
And there’ll be a refuge from the comin’ storm
        C
For the way’s been long and weary
       F
But at last the end is nearin’
    C    F        C    G7       C
And over the next hill we’ll be home


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